1. V

    Hey guys: ICANN and registry.IN common stuff

    Hey guys, so I've ought domains before - couple of times. New project, need some domains to fill the space (reasonably). Last purchase was on BigRock but I tend to forget so.. this time round I latched on to Mitsu and almost paid, but then I read about the court case etc so I decided to wait a...
  2. JulienJ

    $55 billion bank not paying its $6,250 ICANN fees

    Kuwait Finance House has become the latest new gTLD registry to get slapped with an ICANN breach notice for not paying its quarterly fees. The company is a 40-year-old, Sharia-compliant Kuwaiti bank managing assets of $55.52 billion, according to Wikipedia. It has annual revenue in excess of...
  3. JulienJ

    Verisign asks ICANN to extend implementation of Thick WHOIS by one year

    Verisign is requesting that ICANN extend all dates in the current implementation plan for the Thick WHOIS Policy by one year, to coincide with the time-frame for concluding any temporary policy and corresponding community work. Under the current implementation plan, the optional milestone...
  4. JulienJ

    ICANN confirms GoDaddy Whois probe

    ICANN is looking into claims that GoDaddy is in breach of its registrar accreditation contract. The organization last week told IP lawyer Brian Winterfeldt that his complaint about the market-leading registrar throttling and censoring Whois queries over port 43 is being looked at by its...
  5. JulienJ

    ICANN, with $143 million budget, running out of cash

    ICANN is to tighten its belt over the coming year as lower than expected revenue from domain name registrations has caused a budget shortfall and dwindling reserves. The organization is $1 million short so far in its fiscal 2018, which CEO Goran Marby says is forcing him to look at making cuts...
  6. owl

    No $17 million rebate for struggling new gTLDs - Colin Campbell Comments

    Source - http://domainincite.com/22053-no-17-million-rebate-for-struggling-new-gtlds Colin Campbell, the CEO and co-founder of .CLUB domains, commented below the article. New domain registires should get no reduction in ICANN fees. Also why is it ICANN's job to market new domain extensions...
  7. domainking131

    Next new gTLD round could start sooner than expected

    The ICANN board of directors is wondering whether the next new gTLD application round should kick off sooner than expected. There are a number of reviews that ICANN has committed to carry about before the next round starts. There’s a consumer choice, competition and trust survey to be...
  8. domainking131

    ICANN’s New Meeting Strategy For ICANN56 In Helsinki, Finland

    ICANN’s second public meeting of 2016 (ICANN56) takes place in Helsinki, Finland from 27 to 30 of June. This is the second meeting under the new meeting strategy, but the approach to the mid-year meeting is different from what attendees are used to. ICANN56 will not have an opening ceremony...
  9. domainking131

    Ted Cruz: ICANN Is Stonewalling the U.S. Congress

    Cruz sends another nastygram to ICANN. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is at it again, blasting ICANN for its perceived evasiveness when it comes to China and internet policy. Cruz, along with James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah),sent a letter to ICANN Chairman Stephen...
  10. domainking131

    The John Berryhill Show

    Domain name lawyer John Berryhill shares his wisdom. Attorney John Berryhill joins us today. He talks about (1) things going on at ICANN that domainers need to be aware of (one of them really surprised me), (2) general trends in domain disputes and the problem with China, (3) dumb things...
  11. domainking131

    ICANN and VeriSign Reach Deal for Ten Year .Com Agreement Extension

    On February 11th VeriSign held its Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Earnings Call with stock analysts. In the course of the call VeriSign revealed that it had reached tentative agreement with ICANN to extend the .Com Registry Agreement (RA) by ten years, with the extension’s start coinciding...
  12. domainking131

    ICANN Plans to Track gTLD Marketplace Health

    How are top level domain names doing? We might soon have a way to track them. ICANN has formed a working group to create metrics designed to assess the overall health of the marketplace for gTLDs. Preliminary documents indicate that the scope may include all gTLDs rather than just the ones...
  13. domainking131

    ThePirateBay.org is back online after ICANN verification, Whois privacy & Registrar change

    The Pirate Bay’s original .org domain name had stopped working as the domain name had not passed the ICANN email verification while the domain name was registered with EuroDNS. ThePirateBay.org has since been moved to a new registrar EasyDNS that is based in Canada. ThePirateBay.org was...

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